Nvidia Enters the Market of Add-In Graphics Cards with Own-Brand Products

From X-bit Labs: Back in the days Nvidia Corp. has managed to leave behind its rivals 3dfx and ATI Technologies significantly because unlike its competitors it worked with virtually all manufacturers of graphics boards by selling them graphics chips. Life goes on and recently Nvidia initiated selling graphics cards under its own brand in Best Buy stores in the U.S., following the example of 3dfx and ATI.

Google buys BlindType to help Android users type more easily

From InfoWorld: Google has acquired BlindType, a developer of apps to make typing easier on touch-screen phones, the small software maker announced Friday. The move comes just a couple of months after BlindType demonstrated an Android version of its software, which was originally developed for the iPhone and iPad.

With BlindType, touch-screen phone owners don't have to worry about accuracy, the company says.

Oracle to Buy SSO Vendor Passlogix

From PC World: Oracle plans to buy enterprise SSO (single sign-on) technology vendor Passlogix, a move that will boost its portfolio of security offerings. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close this year, were not disclosed.

Oracle already resells Passlogix software as part of its Fusion Middleware portfolio, but the acquisition will allow the technologies to be meshed even more closely together, according to a company statement.

Skype comes to Android 2.1 and above

From CNET News.com: Skype calling is now available as a free download on Android-based devices, the Internet telephony company announced today.

Lumix--as much a camera as a phone

From CNET News.com: Panasonic has taken the wraps off its Lumix Phone at Ceatec 2010.

The Lumix Phone site now displays the design of this handset with a slide-out keypad and shows off sample photos taken using the device's 13.2-megapixel shooter.

Lenovo Celebrates 60 Millionth ThinkPad

From DailyTech: The ThinkPad notebook lineup has long been a staple in the business community. Many in the business world swear by the no-nonsense, black machines and the reputation that comes with having a ThinkPad-branded product.

IBM introduced the first ThinkPad back in 1992, and since that time has achieved a number of firsts in the mobile computing market including:

New Google TV Launch Partners Added

From DailyTech: Google is set to try to take over the TV in the same way it has taken over search online with its Google TV offering. The search giant has announced some new launch partners for its Google TV service that wants to bring the web into the living room with set top boxes, and with its software embedded into some internet-capable TVs.

Skype Hopes to Boost Profits with the Help of New Chief Executive

From X-bit Labs: Skype, a leading voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) company, on Monday announced that it had named Tony Bates, senior vice president of Cisco, as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

AMD Initiates Shipments of Quad-Core Chips with TurboCore Technology

From X-bit Labs: HP, the world's largest maker of personal computers, has quietly started to sell systems featuring microprocessors based on code-named Zosma design from Advanced Micro Devices. The chips are the first quad-core processors that feature TurboCore technology from AMD.

Microsoft confirms Oct. 11 launch for Windows Phone 7

From InfoWorld: Microsoft will launch its latest mobile phone operating system, Windows Phone 7, in New York on Oct. 11, according to a posting on its website.

The event invitation says the operating system will be unveiled next Monday at 3pm in the New York City Microsoft Technology Center.

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